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Jun 03, 2011

Manure, farmer’s markets: solution for a growing world’s food needs?

Manure and farmer's markets: The solution for a growing world's food needs?....More
May 26, 2011

Be prepared for tornadoes in rural areas

Rural areas seldom have the warning systems available to those of us who live in town. And, even if they do, farmers and ranchers are often caught....More
May 23, 2011

Food sermons by rich and famous include heaping helping of hypocrisy

Food sermons of the rich and famous often include a heaping helping of hypocrisy....More
May 17, 2011

Soynut butter taste test

Soynut butter good, but just not peanut butter....More
May 10, 2011

Funding cut may jeopardize satellite for weather, flood, drought forecasts

A key weather forecasting satellite program is in limbo as a result of congressional budget cuts....More
Apr 22, 2011

Support your Land-Grant university

  Support your Land-Grant university           I received an e-mail recently from Johnny Wynne, dean of....More
Apr 20, 2011

Farm visit is ideal Earth Day activity

I celebrated Earth Day a few days early this year – Tuesday, April 19....More
Apr 11, 2011

We love big in America, but look who’s bucking the trend

We like big in America, but one of the biggest stores in America is planning to downsize....More
Apr 11, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?

Farm organizations are turning their attention to the House Budget Committee's drastic cuts in farm program spending....More
Apr 07, 2011

Handicapping the new season of Congress includes evaluating players and positions1

Priorities for USDA, he says, include biofuels, nutrition programs, and the co-existence of organic and conventional farmers. Of the latter, adds....More
Apr 05, 2011

Ongoing challenge to growers: boost per acre yields even more

As U.S. food, feed, and fiber producers are confronted with increasing and more diverse demand, they will be challenged to expand the boundaries of....More
Mar 31, 2011

An energy-independent U.S.

President Obama, in a speech today outlining his administration’s national energy policy, set a goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over....More
Mar 22, 2011

Annual exercise in frustration: calculating the income tax bill

Could the taxation process be made simpler? Of course it could. But how much screaming would arise from the many thousands of tax prep businesses....More
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